FordHarrison Announces Two New Partners in Two Offices

Date   Mar 12, 2020

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Benjamin (Ben) P. Fryer (Charlotte) and John C. O’Connor (Chicago) have joined as partners. Ben is re-joining the firm and comes from Moore & Van Allen. John comes to FordHarrison from Pappas O’Connor.

“I am thrilled to be re-joining FordHarrison,” said Ben. “I returned to FordHarrison because the firm’s platform is ideal for me to build a successful practice and it gives me the opportunity to work with people who mentored me as a young lawyer.”

Ben began his legal career as an associate in our Atlanta office in 2004 before relocating to North Carolina to continue his practice. With our Charlotte, North Carolina office being open for almost four years now, Ben has rejoined the firm as partner.

“FordHarrison’s expertise, integrity and core principles align with my commitment to providing high-quality, responsive service over thirty years of representing and advising clients on employment litigation and human resources matters,” said John. “I am excited to join FordHarrison’s team of talented legal professionals and leverage my experience to best meet clients’ needs and objectives, while guiding them to optimal decision-making on employment law issues.”

John co-founded and was a named partner at Pappas O’Connor for over 11 years where he handled all aspects of employment law, business litigation, executive compensation, and more before joining FordHarrison in Chicago.